BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
Fool ‘ Em All Metal Blade
There’s a lot of people on Warped Tour that suck…” “Buttwipes are essential.” The Black Dahlia Murder are very funny and very honest, two qualities you don’t usually associate with the mysterious world of death metal. And it’s what makes Disc 1, the documentary element of Fool ‘Em All, so enjoyable. Here each member is profiled, hundreds of bongs are toked upon, ex-members are ragged on and heavily tattooed men generally act like children, wrestling each other around the tour bus. The odd ones out on the Warped Tour, we see them jump out of their bunk beds each day to win over the hardcore and pop-punk kids with varying success but unwavering determination. Then it’s back to drinking, rapping, dancing and general tomfoolery.
Disc 2 is what you’re paying for though if you’re a real fan. An hour of live footage that takes in the best of the Warped Tour and a trek through Europe, it features one of the best sound mixes we’ve ever heard on a metal DVD and shows how hard they smash it out every night. The Black Dahlia Murder are a severely underrated force in modern metal and if you’ve got a friend you need to convert to the cause, this is the ultimate tool. Crank up the volume on the remote and get ready to break most of your living room furniture.